Veterans

The battles our veterans face often continue when they come home. We must uphold our responsibility to take care of our veterans when they return. That means making sure they have access to good paying jobs and high-quality healthcare, and that starts with eliminating the back log at the VA so that no veteran has to wait to get the benefits they deserve. 

More on Veterans

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Craig (D-MN) helped pass annual funding legislation that includes several key priorities designed to support constituents in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The package, which includes seven appropriations bills for federal agencies across government, will direct funds toward a number of Craig’s requested priorities for working Minnesotans, including infrastructure spending, mental health care programs and economic recovery efforts. 

July 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Angie Craig helped lead the introduction of  the Transition for Success Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide in-demand skills training and employment assistance to members of National Guard and Reserve who are within 180 days of transitioning into civilian life. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center last year found that only one in four veterans said they had a civilian job lined up after they left the military.

May 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig testified in front of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on the epidemic of veteran suicide plaguing Minnesota and states across the country. Despite an ongoing effort by the State of Minnesota and veterans’ advocacy groups, Minnesota continues to lose around 100 veterans to suicide every year.

April 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig spoke on the House floor about her efforts to help a constituent achieve his goal of enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps and thanked him for his commitment to serving our country. 

April 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced today that many Minnesotans who receive Veterans’ benefits have begun receiving Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 in their bank accounts. Many of the state’s veterans had not yet received their Economic Impact Payment, until those funds were released late last week. 

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig delivered a speech on the House floor honoring the life and service of former Minnesota National Guard Specialist Derrick Ameli of Savage, Minnesota. In her remarks, Craig addressed the urgent need to tackle the suicide epidemic in this country – especially among the nation’s veterans – and urged Americans to destigmatize mental health treatment. 

February 14, 2021 Press Release

EAGAN, MN – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Angie Craig dropped off cards from her 2021 “Valentines for Veterans” Program at the Post Office in Eagan, MN. These cards will be delivered to the Hastings Veterans Home to thank local heroes for their service. 

Representative Craig launched her “Valentines for Veterans” program in 2020, encouraging families across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District to show appreciation for our servicemembers by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards. 

January 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced her 2021 “Valentines for Veterans” program, encouraging families across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District to show appreciation for our servicemembers by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards. 

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig released the following statement on her vote to override the President’s veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act:

December 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig urged Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller to extend the TRICARE reinstatement period for veterans in Minnesota and across the country to ensure that retirees and their family members are able to maintain coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 275,000 Americans. For the first time since the program was implemented in 2018, TRICARE enrollees are required to pay cost-sharing fees by January 1st, 2021 in order to maintain their coverage. While Rep.